Showing posts from June, 2023

No Meeting for June, But Follow Our Journey to Roadfest!

Hello, Route 66 EVA members and friends! Road trip season is upon us, and due to busy travel schedules, we have canceled this month's meeting. We're hopeful that schedules will allow for our next regular meeting on July 15th at 1PM Pacific for a discussion about Ford and GM choosing to utilize Tesla charging tech in the future! We invite you to follow along with Route 66 EVA President, Jessica May, and Electric Route 66 as they travel to the Route 66 Roadfest in Tulsa, OK!   Electric Route 66 and the Route 66 EVA will be sharing a table with the California Historic Route 66 Association at the Roadfest, which is taking place June 23rd to 25th.  Photos and video updates during the journey will be posted on the following socials: YouTube: Electric Route 66   Instagram: Electric Route 66 , Route 66 EVA Facebook groups: Historic Route 66 ,  Route 66 World , Route 66 Electric Vehicle Association .
EV Tip Time!!! Today's EV Tip comes to us from Len Nowak, one of our members who lives, shall we say, off the beaten path - down some dusty "primitive" roads. This solution has been used for his KIA EV6, and should be universally acceptable for other vehicles using a CCS charger. Dilema: The gasket around the vehicle charge port door keeps the majority of dust and dirt out of the port connectors, but some fine particles can still get in! Corrective Action: Using a standard silicone drain plug, as many standard rubber substrates don’t hold up well in hotter climates, it seals the J-1772 section of the charge port! Sure… Every “now and then” Len still hits this area with his electric leaf blower or compressed air... Was this tip helpful to you? Do you have any EV tips you'd like to share?